SelfInformed

January 2013

  • Crowdfunding: Financing of the Future?

    Jan 07, 2013

    Have a great idea or product that you think will make you money? Or do you already have a small business that is ready to grow? Where will you get the money you need to start up or grow? Many forms of financing are available, but few business owners are aware of the potential of crowdfunding.

  • The NASE Gives $15,000 Achievement Award to Members

    Jan 07, 2013

    For many people, a job description of “blacksmith” conjures up the image of an early American in a heavy apron making sure the town’s horses are properly shod. However, there are no horseshoes to be found at Wallace Metal Works, LLC, in Charleston, W. Va. Instead, company owners and NASE Members Tessie and Matt Wallace are artist blacksmiths who create hand-forged decorative and architectural wrought iron—much more complicated than just making horseshoes!

  • Ask The Experts: Intellectual Property and Tax Classification

    Jan 07, 2013

    Q: I have a product that I am going to manufacture. I will have to contract out the manufacturing, and I’ll also need the manufacturer’s engineers to help me with the final design of the product. How do I prevent the manufacturer from stealing my product idea?

  • Member Spotlight: Picture Perfect

    Jan 07, 2013

    Vince Wallace has been an NASE Member since 2006. He owns Silver Hill Images in Franklin, Tenn.

  • Small Business Committee Leadership to Look Very Similar in 113th Congress

    Jan 07, 2013

    The Senate and House Committees with jurisdiction over small business and entrepreneurship issues will be led, for the most part, by the same members in the upcoming 113th Congress. The biggest change will be on the Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee, as Ranking Member Olympia Snowe (R-Maine) chose not to seek re-election and therefore her position as chair will be filled by another Republican.

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